This week, I’ve gathered together some nonprofit resources and predictions to help you get your plans for 2018 together!
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Welcome to Mission Moment Monday!
Coaching and training others to be sharing inspirational nonprofit stories is my passion and, I feel, my calling. This year I’ll be regularly sharing videos that capture a “live” storytelling coaching experience. You’ll get to see the coaching I shared with staff and board members who use my Complete Storytelling System.
Each new year nonprofit staff and board members ask me how to do better in their fundraising this year?
I say keep it simple:
Visiting new places is my passion. The by-product is I often observe unique and fun ideas for engagement and storytelling.
In this short, holiday video greeting I share with you my wishes for a prosperous 2018.
The California Symphony fundraising infographic was highlighted in a recent article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. They share a terrific example of how to show the impact of annual gifts to busy supporters and tell your money story with images.
As we started to make thank you calls to donors one of the longest-serving board members said the four words to never say about thanking donors:
“I can’t do this.”
According to the recent quarterly report from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project your donors keep leaving. Especially disturbing is this news: Major gift donations of over $1,000 have declined by -8%. Yikes.
Did you miss yesterday’s web class: Storytelling is NOT For Sissies? Nearly 800 registered! Wow! We had an amazing turn-out… but I understand how sometimes life intervenes and you can’t attend live. I shared some best practice reminders, some new “hot off the press” fundraising data plus:
Whether you participate in #GivingTuesday, #GTMD2017, #GiveOutDay, or one of the many #GivingDays throughout the year, making the giving experience fun is key. I’ve got a few favorites that have stood out over the past few years. Be sure to share yours in the comments.